2012 Chrysler 300 Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Chrysler 300 Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1150352
 Internal NHTSA #10676648
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 Model Year2012
 File date11/01/15
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI had just left my house and was approximately a quarter mile from home when my son and i noticed a strong smell of something burning. Then the radio turned off. I looked down and the message center said "battery saving mode". I had just put a new battery on less than 4 months ago. Then i heard a whirring noise under the hood and the vehicle would not accelerate up a hill. The red outline of a battery appeared on the dash. I took the car back home and parked it -- then had to have a new alternator installed the next day. Mechanic said there was definite evidence of the alternator burning up. After picking up the vehicle with the new alternator -- my heat would not blow out the front vents. Turns out the actuator had gone out. I am still trying to determine if this was caused by the electrical system or just a really strange coincidence. I am still afraid to drive the car when i get on the interstate even with the new alternator because i was told it could happen again at anytime without knowing the cause of the problem.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure51000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateKNOXVILLE, TN
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?Y
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase29/11/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeRWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed35
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 Location of tire code
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 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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